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Dear Keep Your Promise Followers, Yes, I'm writing an open letter to the followers of Keep Your Promise, a politically mixed, loose alliance of folks who work to shine a light on cuts to military ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 01:27 PM PST with 7 Recommends
When many progressives hear that sequestration is forcing cuts to the defense budget, we cheer. After all, who doesn't want to see the Department of Defense better manage their money and do away ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Today's front page of the Marine Corps Times Last week during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corp Michael Barrett responded to Senators who were ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 163 comments on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT with 220 Recommends
Welcome to Part II of Our Overpaid Troops. Part I was published on Monday and addressed an issue recently raised in a diary well recommended by many Kossacks, that those who join the military do so ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 58 comments on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 07:16 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Yesterday, the Senate passed a bill that included an amendment to restore full COLA raises to military retirees. It wasn't a 100% erasure - new recruits as of Jan 1, 2014 will be looking at a ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 07:39 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Military families and veterans have been patiently waiting for Congress to fix a small problem they caused back in December when they passed the Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2013. Not only did they ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 40 comments on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 06:28 AM PST with 85 Recommends
In case you haven't heard, military families have a new hero. It's Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont! Bernie has been a long time friend of veterans and has often presented legislation to help them ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 51 comments on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 06:32 AM PST with 44 Recommends
Day 2 came and went in a moment. Seriously, it seemed like it was just a couple of hours ago when I ran into Horace Boothroyd III and we ate breakfast together before starting our hectic day. Guess ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 07:59 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Before we get to the meat of this post, I highly recommend starting the video below to set the mood. Yes, there's a good chance you're going to get tired of hearing the words Do you know the way to ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 43 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 05:15 AM PST with 47 Recommends
When I started this campaign to get more military folks to see the film, The Invisible War , I didn't expect it to be easy. Not really. But I thought more of my military wife friends would help. I ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 135 comments on Tue Jul 10, 2012 at 07:21 AM PDT with 182 Recommends
It can be more than difficult to find a job in today's economy - especially for military community members. Once a military spouse has found a job listing that matches his or her skills, he or she ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 09:46 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Military families go through a time in every move that we call limbo - it's a time when we realize that the assignment we are on will soon be over but we have no clue what our next assignment will be.
by angelajean
Comment Count 40 comments on Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 04:01 AM PST with 35 Recommends
A talk show personality that I had never heard of made it to the national stage today. I read about it ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 179 comments on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 03:22 PM PST with 331 Recommends
The rest of this open thread seems pretty minor compared to today's news, so let's get right to the heart of the matter. Has the mission been accomplished? Is it time to bring our troops home?
by angelajean
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon May 02, 2011 at 03:27 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Less than 1% of the population serves in the military on active duty. The spouses of those 1% are a much more diverse group than is portrayed in the media, which means that the problems, issues, and ...
by IndieArmyWife
Comment Count 99 comments on Mon Dec 27, 2010 at 08:05 AM PST with 120 Recommends
I was excited to see "DADT: Spouse Survey Revealed" . I'm waiting for mine to come in ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 105 comments on Sat Aug 21, 2010 at 04:38 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
I wrote this just over a year ago for my husband as he came home from his first Afghanistan deployment. On the anniversary of the Iraq war and in light of all the negativity surrounding the military ...
by IndieArmyWife
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 12:31 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
The day to day reality of military life is something that most people who are not affiliated with the military can really understand. Hopefully this is a glimpse into the struggles military families ...
by IndieArmyWife
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Mar 16, 2010 at 12:31 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
As my husband gets ready for his second deployment, barely a year after his first, I am trying to find a way to not let the knowledge that he's leaving overshadow the time we have left. It's not an ...
by IndieArmyWife
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 08:06 AM PST with 22 Recommends
President Obama has declared November to be "Military Family Month", a time to raise awareness of the struggles and sacrifices of military families and to help bridge the gap between military ...
by IndieArmyWife
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Nov 05, 2009 at 09:41 AM PST with 11 Recommends